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Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 4/27/22
April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents “From Hotteterre to Hot Jazz” at Peace United Church, featuring Lars Johannesson & Alissa Roedig, Baroque flutes, Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord, Erik Andersen, viol and Nina Treadwell, theorbo with Paul Contos, Jazz Flute and Sax, Dale Mills, clarinet. Ned Boynton, guitar and Joe Dolister, bass.
In the early 18th Century, when Jacques-Martin Hotteterre – the foremost member of a great French dynasty of woodwind instrument makers, performers, and composers – revealed his secrets on how to play and improvise fluently on France’s most popular instrument, the wooden flute, he was effectively handing over the keys to social success through musical savoir-faire. Two to three centuries later, Jazz improvisation requires a highly sophisticated navigation of African-American rhythms and European-descended harmonies, and the most imaginative masters are worshipped for their skills. Our concert explores how Baroque and Jazz artists work their own improvisational languages from the same foundations.
A pre-concert talk that is free to all ticket-holders begins 45 minutes prior to concert time at a location close to the concert hall. We request that all attendees at in-person Santa Cruz Baroque Festival events be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus at the time of the event.
For cost and other information, go to https://scbaroque.org/